Legal periodicals may provide in-depth analysis and, because of their frequency of publication, often focus on topics of recent interest.
In addition to large collections of periodicals in print, the SMU Libraries have access to many thousands of periodicals electronically in Lexis, Westlaw, and hundreds of other databases.To determine whether SMU owns or has access to a particular periodical, consult the SMU libraries’ catalog at http://www.smu.edu/librarysearch.
Periodicals such as newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and journals can be especially useful for obtaining recent information. The periodicals below are available on the library's third floor, and most are also available electronically. Obviously, articles on oil and gas issues are also published in a wide range of law reviews, newspapers, and newsletter sources in addition to the publications below. Note that few of these publications focus only on legal issues.
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